The general election is under two weeks away, and candidates across the state are holding rallies and making campaign stops hoping to get people to check their name on the ballot.

Minnesota House DFL Leader Representative Melissa Hortman, though, said previous work may be more important for the candidates than this last minute push.

“Campaigning is a lot like farming,” she explained, “You can’t cram. So, the work that you did in May, June, and July begins to bear fruit.

She added that it’s still really important, though, “That people are still working hard this time of year for the voters who are just coming out to decide who they’ll vote for but the work that we did in June, July, and August will bear out or not bare out in the election results.”